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'''Nathaniel Hawthorne''' (; born '''Nathaniel Hathorne'''; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, Dark romanticism|Dark Romantic, and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824,[http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=59 Who Belongs To Phi Beta Kappa], Phi Beta Kappa website, accessed Oct 4, 2009 and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne published his first work, a novel titled ''Fanshawe (novel)|Fanshawe'', in 1828; he later tried to suppress it, feeling it was not equal to the standard of his later work. He published several...
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Birth placeSalem, Massachusetts|Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1864|5|19|1804|7|4}}
Death placePlymouth, New Hampshire|Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Alma materBowdoin College (1825)
Notableworks''The House of the Seven Gables'', ''Twice-Told Tales'', ''The Scarlet Letter''
SignatureNathaniel Hawthorne signature.svg
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